By DE Editors
FARO Technologies, Inc. has introduced the FARO Edge and V4 Laser Line Probe. The FARO Edge is a portable measurement arm that allows manufacturers to verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard probing and non-contact laser scanning.
“The FARO Edge was designed with our customers’ input and built with our experience,” says Jay Freeland, FARO’s president and chief executive officer. “It offers unparalleled simplicity for the user while maintaining all the existing benefits of a FaroArm and demonstrates our continued leadership in this space through innovative and disruptive technology.”
The Edge features an integrated personal measurement assistant. With its built-in touchscreen and on-board operating system, the Edge provides stand-alone basic measurement capabilities. A laptop is no longer needed to perform simple dimensional checks, or to optimize system performance.
The Edge is available in three working volumes and a 7-axis configuration. It features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connection options. Sensors warn against excessive external loads, correct for thermal variations, and detect possible setup problems.
Taking advantage of the Edge’s multi-function, quick-change handle port, the V4 Laser Line Probe integrates to become part of the arm.
For more information, visit FARO.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.